Dell Foglight™ for Microsoft .NET 5.9.10

Developed for Foglight Management Server 5.7.5.7

Release Notes

February 2017


Contents

Welcome to Foglight for Microsoft .NET

New in this release

Resolved issues and enhancements

Known issues

Upgrade and compatibility

System requirements

Product licensing

Getting started with Foglight for Microsoft .NET

About Dell

 


Welcome to Foglight for Microsoft .NET

Foglight™ for Microsoft .NET gives you the tools you need to monitor the availability and performance of your Microsoft .NET applications.

These Release Notes cover the resolved issues, known issues, workarounds, and other important information about the 5.9.10 release of Foglight for Microsoft .NET. Review all sections before starting the installation.

 


New in this release

This release contains the following update: 

 


Resolved issues and enhancements

The following is a list of issues addressed and enhancements implemented in this release.

Defect ID

Resolved Issue

FAPM-1554 Fixed the issue where the system._javaee_applications.scripts.getserverrequestsexceptionalexitcount function threw a NullReferenceException.
FAPM-1514 Fixed the issue where the deployment of remote counter agent on an external Foglight Agent Manager was failed. 
FAPM-1459 Trace agent was missing seldom in the Collect Traces dialog box.
FAPM-1440 If user set <level value="DEBUG3"/> in the log4net.xml file, sometimes deadlock was detected after starting up IIS.
FAPM-1338 Fixed the issue where the counter agent failed to collect data metrics on Windows Server 2016.

 

 


Known issues

The following is a list of issues known to exist at the time of this release.

Defect ID

Known Issue

FAPM-1668

The .NET Transaction agent does not support Microsoft Windows 2003 and Windows XP in the 5.9.10 release of Foglight for Microsoft .NET.

FAPM-1555 Fails to add SeparationRules in the rocording.config file, if the value of Separation Parameters is empty.
FAPM-1445 The integration is failed by accident when performing a standalone application and Windows service instrumentation.
FAPM-1009
FAPM-87
The "UndeclaredThrowableException" error occurs when deactivating/activating Nexus if the debug level is set to 2, or when a new Nexus cartridge gets installed over a Nexus running on the debug level 1.

STRACE-1531

Support FIPS-enabled Web sites.

 


Upgrade and compatibility

The latest version of Foglight for Microsoft .NET is version 5.9.10. Upgrades from version 5.9.4 and later are supported.

For full upgrade instructions, see the Foglight Upgrade Guide.

 

Foglight Compatibility Requirements:

Agent Compatibility Requirements:

Compatibility with other Application Server Monitoring products:

 

To upgrade to version 5.9.10:

 

The following Foglight product versions and platforms are compatible with this release.

Product Name

Product Version

Platform

Foglight Management Server 5.6.7 and later All Platforms supported by this version of the Foglight Management Server
Foglight Agent Manager
Note: The monitoring agents available in this version of Foglight for Microsoft .NET do not support the Agent Manager HA failover mode. For more information about this mode, see the Agent Manager Guide.
5.6.7.2
Version 5.6.7.3 and
later is recommended
All Platforms supported by this version of the Foglight Agent Manager

 


System requirements

Foglight for Microsoft .NET must be deployed on a Foglight Management Server version 5.6.7 or later, and to a Foglight Agent Manager version 5.6.7.2 or later. For information about system requirements for this release, see the Foglight for Microsoft .NET Installation and Configuration Guide.

Before installing Foglight for Microsoft .NET, ensure your system meets the following minimum software requirements.

Agent Requirements

  Windows XP SP1+
(ia32, x86-64)
Windows Server 2003
(ia32, x86-64)
Windows Server 2008
(ia32, x86-64)
Windows Server 2008 R2
(ia32, x86-64)
Windows Server 2012
(x86-64)
Windows Server 2012 R2
(x86-64)
Windows Server 2016
(x86-64)
.NET Framework versions IIS 6.0 IIS 6.0 IIS 7.0 IIS 7.50 IIS 8.0 IIS 8.0 IIS 10.0
2.0, SP1, SP2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3.0, SP1, SP2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3.5, SP1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4.5, 4.5.[1-2] No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4.6 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4.6.[1-2] No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes

Nexus Requirements

The supported OS versions and architectures for the Nexus when used with the .NET transaction agent are included in the Foglight for Microsoft .NET Installation and Configuration Guide (PDF and online help).

Final platform support notice

Support for the following application servers and OS platforms will be discontinued in the next major version release:

These operating systems are supported in this release, as documented in the Foglight for Microsoft .NET Installation and Configuration Guide. We hope that this notice of planned support changes helps customers plan their upgrades.

Final browser support notice

For complete information about the supported browsers, see the Foglight System Requirements and Platform Support Guide.

 


Product licensing

Foglight includes a licensing capability that restricts access to those features that are defined in the license. Any Management Server installation requires a license that grants access to server-specific parts of the browser interface and the features associated with them. Foglight cartridges are also license-protected. While some cartridges are covered by the base Foglight license (such as Foglight Agent Manager cartridges and the Cartridge for Infrastructure), others may require an additional license.

This cartridge is covered by the base Foglight license.

 

To activate a trial or a purchased commercial license:

  1. On the navigation panel, under Dashboards, click Administration > Setup & Support > Manage Licenses.
  2. Click Install.
  3. In the Install License dialog box, click Browse.
  4. In the file browser that appears, specify the location of the license file.
  5. In the Install License dialog box, click Install License.

 


Getting started with Foglight for Microsoft .NET

Contents of the release package

The Foglight for Microsoft .NET release package contains the following:

  1. Microsoft .NET version 5.9.10 (ApplicationServers-DotNET-5_9_10.car)
  2. Additional cartridges, including:
  3. Product Documentation, including:

Installation instructions

Important: If you are using the embedded Foglight Agent Manager, before you begin the installation, you must adjust certain Agent Manager settings to ensure proper Nexus performance. Read the section "Before You Begin the Installation Process" in the Foglight for Microsoft .NET Installation and Configuration Guide and complete the procedure.

Foglight for Microsoft .NET is distributed as a .car file: ApplicationServers-DotNET-5_9_10.car. Use the Administration > Cartridges > Cartridge Inventory dashboard to install the cartridge. For full installation instructions, refer to the topic "Installing Foglight Cartridges" in the Foglight Administration and Configuration Help.

See the Foglight for Microsoft .NET Systems Installation and Configuration guide for .NET Agent configuration instructions.

See the Foglight for Application Servers Administration and Configuration guide for Nexus configuration instructions.

Additional resources

Additional information is available from the following:

Globalization

This section contains information about installing and operating this product in non-English configurations, such as those needed by customers outside of North America. This section does not replace the materials about supported platforms and configurations found elsewhere in the product documentation.

This release is Unicode-enabled and supports any character set. In this release, all product components should be configured to use the same or compatible character encodings and should be installed to use the same locale and regional options. This release is targeted to support operations in the following regions: North America, Western Europe and Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Far-East Asia, Japan.

This release has the following known capabilities or limitations: The server will be enabled for Global Operations, but not localized to any particular locale. Some legacy agents cannot support multi-byte locales.

 


About Dell

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